Monday, June 8, 2009

Lazy Summer Days

When did summer become as busy as the "school year"? I would like to know! I was completely busy during...let's call it the programming year, and now that it's over, I find myself even busier now that it's summer.

Last summer I had just started my job and it seemed that I was very bored a lot at church. I didn't seem to have that much to do. I wish for those days! I don't mind being busy. It means my mind is active and, for the most part, I'm alert.

I took last week off from blogging because I had so much to do. So, for you followers, here's a quick recap of last week's happenings:

1. Hello Dolly! is still going. It still irritates me, but if I stick it out, perhaps in the future I can have a larger roll in the production, not that being repetiteur is small potatoes, but I would really like to get into directing sometime.

2. Meatless Monday was only halfsies last Monday. I was meat-filled for lunch because of time constraint and meatless for dinner. Today isn't looking so good either. BUT, after posting about it, I did get some nice comments and did look into the reason for Meatless Monday more. It makes sense to save some cows and greenhouse gasses.

3. I've had meetings out the wazzoo. Is that how you spell wazzoo? Is that even a word? Well, anyway...wazzoo or not, I've had a lot of them. I have a lot of them this week too. In fact, I have 3 today. One of which is the annual meeting for a choir that I briefly accompanied for this year. They are going to talk about disbanding because of lack of dollars. I'm kind of hoping they will. This may sound malicious, but I'm going to try to start a community chorus of my own and it would be great if I could get these people too. So...malicious...yes.

4. Church yesterday was okay. The service was pretty basic. The congregation was quite noisy at the beginning of the service. I'm not sure what that was about, but they were so noisy, it was to the point you couldn't hear the pastor over the sound system!

5. Movies: we rented "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" and another movie, that at the moment I can't remember, so obviously it wasn't memorable. Miss Pettigrew was a great movie and I would recommend it to anyone. There is nudity, so perhaps not children...but all in all the movie was very good.

6. Youth choir update...still only had two kids. One of them was different than the first week, but still only two. This makes me frustrated...but, two is better than none and this week I've been promised that I will have at least 4 if not 5 or 6. So, we stay positive and keep moving forward. As Dory says is "Finding Nemo" - "just keep swimming...swimming...swimming."

Well, I think that's the recap for the week. When I put it on the screen it doesn't seem like that much, but I guess when I have something going on every night it seems like a lot, especially if I'm missing SYTYCD.

I hope you have lazier summer days than this and get your fill of food, movies and tv. See you later!

Question: What's been keeping you busy this summer?


  1. The other movie was Smart People.

  2. good grief, has it really been one year? geez how time flies!

  3. What IS this lazy summer day you speak of? Yeah, not so much around here, either. Michelle wants to come visit, and when I listed out my weekends, I realized only two were completely free. So sad.

    I've been wanting to see Miss Pettigrew - I'm glad to know it's good!

    And starting your own choir is a big deal! What kind? When?

  4. Well, the choir will be a community chorus, so auditioned, but take anyone. Unfortunately, the choir that I had the meeting with isn't's what I get for malicious thinking, I'm sure. But, I still have my Chorale at church and I'm still working on getting one other Chorale that I was a part of at Simpson (the Masterworks Chorale) that disbanded last year due to loss of director. We'll see if that works out.